Why ‘Good Girls’ Makes Me Wanna Launder Money & Not Be Ashamed About It | Review by Phette Hollins

First off, dripping episodes is so passe’. Like, who wants to wait a whole week for another episode to drop? What sick, controlling person wants to torture me, I meant, us – the fans, like that?

It doesn’t help that I became a fan of this show well after it had aired and ended up binge watching Season 1 on Netflix in just a few days. Would’ve been shorter than that had I not had to go to work smh🤦🏾‍♀️ But if I was washing dirty money I wouldn’t have had to trade time for dollars and go in to that gat damn job😂. jk. Kinda. LOL. OK, let me stop with all the dramatics.

On a semi-serious note, I feel their pain, though. Folks be out here following all the rules, doing the right thang and still have trouble making ends meet. Just because I make $20 an hour doesn’t mean I don’t need food stamps. Food is expensive shoot, especially the healthy stuff. There are single dudes with no kids getting $600 on a bridge card and here I am with one kid and don’t qualify. Make it make sense.




At my last job, I worked full time, paid $300 a month for insurance and still had to come out of pocket every time I went to the doctor. PLUS, I would receive a bill in the mail.

So, I can totally see why Ruby, Beth, and Annie chose a life of crime to get ahead, especially Ruby.

Her daughter has a kidney disease and the meds aren’t covered under her insurance. I already told yall about my old sucky insurance. Add a serious illness to that when you’re barely getting by makes it a billion times worse.

Even though the girls got into laundering haphazardly, if I wasn’t such a punk I would do it, too. Because, it’s hard out here for a pimp.

The last episode of Season 2 left off with Rio, the drug dealer and Beth’s fling, getting shot. They wanted us to believe he was dead but, of course, I didn’t fall for it. I grew up watching the stories when someone would get shot, stabbed be gone for a few episodes and come back on crutches, like, really?! 😂

The main reason why I knew he wasn’t dead is because he makes the show. Periodt! There are countless interviews on the world wide web discussing how women are enamored by him. And I know this to be true because it’s me. I am women.

He has a swag about him. Couple that with his raspy voice and you get panty dropping. ijs 🤷🏾‍♀️

Prior to this show I didn’t know who he was. Apparently he was on a show called Graceland. Not to mention he’s of Mexican descent and I have an odd obsession with Hispanics, which stems from my childhood days living in Newark, New Jersey. Majority of my friends were Puerto Rican and I just thought they were the beautifulest specimens on earth.

I recall a time I cried as I asked my mother why she didn’t wait to have me because, at that time, she was dating a fine, Puerto Rican guy name Charlie🤦🏾‍♀️ I assure y’all that I love being Black. I was a kid. I ain’t know no better. LOL. Anyhoo, I digress.

I knew Rio wasn’t dead and I’m glad they didn’t make us wait until the end to reveal what I already knew. So the shenanigans will continue.

Beth’s crazy arse done went and befriended Rio’s baby’s mama because she thinks she killed him. Lawd. Her and Rio had a saucy but brief fling, and I was here for all of it.

Yeah, Beth is married BUT her husband was on some bull shiggity for a minute. No, two wrongs don’t make a right but I’m biased here. Her husband Dean, played by Matthew Lillard, I cannot take him seriously. I just can’t. I tried and am unable to can. Every time I look at him I still see the tall, lanky, goofy dude in Scream and Scooby Doo.

Seeing him as a grown, married man with kids is a joke to me. HA! So, I was all for the steaminess between Beth and Rio…UNTIL it turned out his mouth is reckless and he’s mad disrespectful. That put an end to that fantasy.

I know the writers are trying to portray him in a certain light but sometimes they miss the mark. One minute he’s sweet as pie and the next he’s calling Beth a bitch. Realistic? Hmmm, maybe. Perhaps.🤔 But there’s no rhyme or reason. No in between. Basically, he needs more backstory.

Beth’s sister, Annie (played by Mae Whitman) is my next favorite character. Why? Because her life is in shambles. She is a mess and I can relate. She has a teenage daughter, Sadie, who is actually a transgendered boy in real life, that she had when she was a teen. I love their transparency. They’re practically growing up together, similar to me and my oldest daughter (who’s almost 27).

There’s a scene about a Llama. Y’all gotta watch it to get the full effect. But Sadie asks Annie about this random dude who showed up at their front door. Turns out, Annie slept with him some time ago during one of her wild nights. In so many words, Sadie likens her mom to a Llama, saying that she’s thirsty for attention and gives it freely to anyone who has a pulse (I added that last part). That hit Annie in the gut and she knows she gotta get her shit together, expeditiously!



Annie and Ruby provide the comic relief. They’re always going at it because to Ruby, Annie is immature and an airhead and she has no problem letting her know so.

The girls are shown at their regular, schmegular jobs, looking normal and miserable but soon as the sun sets and the street lights come on, they’re practicing the art of making counterfeit money. On some next level ish. Even got the man at the pay advance store in on it.

New characters are introduced and one character has been deaded (in my New York accent. Another obsession). You’ll have to watch to find out.

Until next time…

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